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Poster: William Tell Date: Jan 23, 2013 12:31pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: How old when you became a HEAD?

Chuck: you do know that the three of us, BryanE, you and I were all (together) at those Day on the Green Who/Dead shows, right? Whether we observed IT or it, I dunno.

That was BE's FIRST show, and now I know it was yours too!?

Interesting...I'd been to many by then, but still...I much preferred the ones inside, given the size issue (I could hardly see them that weekend).

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Poster: cosmicharIie Date: Jan 23, 2013 2:52pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: How old when you became a HEAD?

wow we were all there, go figure! ;)

What I'm not sure of is which day I went. I went when the GD opened in the afternoon but I've read many conflicting reports between the 9th & 10th.

I assume the GD opened on the 9th and The Who opened on the 10th

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Poster: Diamondhead Date: Jan 23, 2013 6:06pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: How old when you became a HEAD?

This is my memory and I'm sticking to it. Of course I am now getting SS.

The Who opened on the 9th and I was overwhelmed with how wonderful they were. They were so different when Keith Moon was alive. The Dead were good, but I didn't think great. I had five years under my belt including the retirement shows and a bunch of Hollywood Bowls etc. A tie.

The next day the Dead opened and they were much more aggressive and they killed. God were we thrilled. Then the Who came on and after a few songs, my friends and I looked at each other and said 'it's the same damn show.' And we left.

And I'm sticking to my story. :)

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Poster: Diamondhead Date: Jan 23, 2013 12:47pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: How old when you became a HEAD?

Twasn't my first, but I was there too. Both days. Behind home plate if you look close enough.

"(I could hardly see them that weekend)."

I saw them in my mind. :)

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Poster: William Tell Date: Jan 23, 2013 2:17pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: How old when you became a HEAD?

Cool! Thx for chiming in, DH...

Assume you caught the sad biz about BE, a few wks back, whether you knew him as a poster hereabouts or not, I dunno.

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Poster: Diamondhead Date: Jan 23, 2013 3:15pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: How old when you became a HEAD?

I didn't know him but the situation moved me. Right now, I've been living in San Luis Obispo for the past few weeks doing hospice care for my MIL who is just about to pass. It's been quite exhausting emotionally - coming here to the Archives to bicker about IT has been very therapeutic. Makes me appreciate our odd and diverse family all the more. Of course of which you are still the PM!

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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Jan 24, 2013 9:28am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: How old when you became a HEAD?

My condolences to you an your family D..

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Jan 23, 2013 5:24pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: How old when you became a HEAD?

DH, I know Monterey is a bit of drive from SLO, but if you see something on our calendar at GST in Monterey that strikes your fancy, pop a post and I'll see what I can do. I understand bigger things on your plate, but might be a nice respite.

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Poster: Diamondhead Date: Jan 23, 2013 5:57pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: How old when you became a HEAD?

Thanks bd. That's a very kind offer. I think we're very close to the end here. When it happens, we'll spend a few days wrapping up here as much as we can and then we're getting out of Dodge. We've been here going on 3 weeks. She's giving us her old Honda so it's a two day haul back up I-5 to old Seattle town and a reintroduction to my son who has been enjoying a major dose of freedom. OTOH, due to the ridiculous weather around here lately, I have a sunburn in mid-January. :)

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Poster: William Tell Date: Jan 23, 2013 7:09pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: How old when you became a HEAD?

Hang in there, DH; yes, wife and I did that with my dad/mom, back to back (gosh...ten yrs ago now; 02-03 for the both of them), then w my MIL five yrs back. Crap. Exhausting. But, sometimes an opportunity for family togetherness (strangest of places, looking at it right? I hope that makes sense rather than sounding awk; my siblings and I became closer in any event).

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Poster: Diamondhead Date: Jan 23, 2013 8:05pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: How old when you became a HEAD?

Thanks Tell. Appreciate your note. Unfortunately, it's just me and my wife. But yes, we've still been able to laugh with her and she's had bunches of friends come by and visit. It's just time. And we're exhausted. For sure Oregon and Washington rules about this type of scenario are more enlightened. Think I'll listen to a 73 Eyes of the World before bed tonight.